“Being a dentist is being part of an amazing profession. Every day I work with individuals — from the youngest family member to their great-grandparents — to improve and maintain their dental health.”
— Dr. David E. Yoder
Everything I do is focused on helping those who come to me for care. Relieving pain, restoring function, brightening smiles, and guiding people as they develop better dental habits are some of the ways I help my patients. As important, I think, are the less tangible things I offer: a non-judgmental ear, an encouraging word, and a safe space where each patient has my full attention.
I want my patients to know they are important to me and to our team. We value each as a person and treasure every long-term relationship that develops as we work to achieve lifetimes of healthy smiles!
Background and Education
Having grown up in Mauldin, South Carolina, I graduated from Mauldin High School in 1997. Knowing I wanted a career that allowed me to make a difference by helping people, I decided to pursue dentistry.
My undergraduate education was at Clemson University, where I graduated from the honors college in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences. Dental school at the Medical University of South Carolina came next; I received my Doctorate of Dental Medicine in 2005 and have been in practice ever since.
Continuing Education and Professional Affiliations
Dental school gave me a solid understanding of the science and art of dentistry. That said, dentistry — like all areas of healthcare — is constantly advancing. Ongoing research leads to improved methodologies, innovative technologies, and new materials.
It is my responsibility to stay current on the latest developments: studying each and incorporating the best into the practice and patient care. By adopting those options which improve diagnostics, treatment planning and procedures, and outcome, I strive to provide patients with the leading-edge dentistry they deserve.
As an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry and American and South Carolina Dental Associations, I have access to numerous meetings, seminars, webinars/online courses, and refereed journals. Each year I complete many hours of continuing education to stay informed of new options and trends.
Outside the Office
My wife Kat and I married in 2003, while I was in dental school. In 2005 we made our home in Greenville and now have four daughters, along with a Chocolate Lab named Sister. Time with my wife and children is my priority when I’m not in the office. I also enjoy gardening and woodworking, along with fishing, hunting, and other outdoor activities.